Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura made landfall along the Texas-Louisiana coastline on August 27 as a Category 4 hurricane — the region’s strongest storm in more than a century.


 

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Update: November 1

  • In partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, the U.S. Disaster Services team will be assisting Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta survivors with long-term recovery needs through the end of 2020.

Update: October 20

  • More than 2.2 million pounds of resources have been distributed to multiple communities affected by Hurricane Laura.
  • 142,870 individuals have been served across the state with food and supplies.

Update: September 10

Convoy of Hope’s work in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura continues.

  • 1,647,569 pounds of resources delivered to the field.
  • 19,000 families have been served with food, water, and and other supplies to help meet immediate needs.
  • 59,660 individuals have been served in 16 cities in Louisiana.
  • 463 volunteers have served hundreds of hours.

Update: September 4

We’ve been in Louisiana responding to the hurricane for less than a week, but we’ve already accomplished so much through your support and partnership:

  • More than 1.3 million pounds of relief supplies have been delivered.
  • 12,000 families have been served.
  • Nearly 40,000 individuals have been served across the state.
  • 191 volunteers have served hundreds of hours to help their neighbors.

Update: September 2

  • In response to Hurricane Laura, Convoy of Hope has delivered more than 1.1 million pounds of disaster relief supplies to the impacted area.
  • We’ve supplied more than 8,500 families with food, water, hygiene kits, and other supplies to help meet immediate needs.
  • Convoy of Hope continues distributing relief supplies daily at a drive-thru distribution in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
  • Our team is also resourcing local church partners in surrounding communities that were impacted by the storm.

Update: August 31

  • Over the weekend, Convoy of Hope helped more than 1,500 families impacted by Hurricane Laura with disaster relief supplies.
  • Convoy distributed food, water, cleanup supplies, tarps, ice, baby kits, and hygiene kits through a drive-thru distribution in Lake Charles on Saturday and Sunday.
  • We’ve also set up a point of distribution in Monroe, Louisiana, where a drive-thru distribution started yesterday.
  • We’ve already committed more than 20 truckloads of water to the area.
  • Starting this week, we’ll distribute supplies to churches in the surrounding communities.
  • Convoy of Hope will be serving disaster survivors for several weeks.

Update 8.29.20 

  • Distribution of food, water, and other disaster relief supplies will start today in Lake Charles.
  • Individuals and families impacted by the storm were lined up at 8:30 a.m. this morning to get much needed supplies.
  • Convoy of Hope staff and volunteers will begin distributing supplies door-to-door in neighborhoods as affected neighborhoods become accessible.

Update: August 29

  • Our team worked late into the night Thursday setting up a hub of operation including a temporary warehouse. Distribution of food, water, and relief supplies will start tomorrow. 
  • At least five more semi-trucks filled with supplies are arriving today and the distribution of relief supplies will start as soon as possible. Special observances are being made to protect those we serve and our staff from COVID-19 during the response.
  • Lake Charles is facing enormous challenges — the entire city is without power, nor water. As residents come back to the devastation, they’ll be in need of food, water, and relief supplies

Update: August 27

  • Convoy of Hope deployed our Disaster Services team on Wednesday, August 26.
  • The team is leaving from Dallas towards the Lake Charles area in Louisiana this morning.
  • We’ve sent disaster relief supplies, such as food, water, hygiene kits, and cleanup supplies. 
  • We’ll set up a point of distribution (POD) as soon as we determine the area of greatest need. 
  • We are prepared to distribute food and supplies door-to-door in neighborhoods affected by the hurricane. 

 

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